Baby Names Inspired by Our Favorite Hallmark Movie Characters
It’s finally that time of year that we’ve been waiting for. Football season? Obviously. Fall? Of course. Holiday season? Always. But more importantly—Hallmark Christmas movie time! If we’re being honest, we’ve been prepping for Christmas for quite a while now. And even though we’d never forget about the fun, food, and good times that come with Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s hard not to look ahead to the most wonderful time of the year. With a new chill in the air, we’re especially excited to curl up and watch our favorite Hallmark Christmas movies. We’ve all got our favorite characters, and these are some of the best names inspired by those movies. While the best Hallmark movies usually teach us important life lessons, we can also take away some baby-naming tips as well. There are a handful of Hallmark movies that were filmed or set in the South, but we didn’t realize how much the Hallmark channel seems to love Southern names, too. It’s time to pull out your warmest pajamas and your best hot chocolate recipe—Hallmark Christmas movie season is here, and we’re taking major baby name inspiration from them.
Christmas Under Wraps
Names: Lauren, Andy
Lauren and Andy are classic names, and a boy named Andrew could go by Drew, too.
The Lost Valentine
Caroline is a Southern name that will never go out of style, and the character is played by one of our Golden Girls, so of course we love it.
A Royal Christmas
Names: Emily, Leo
Emily and Leo are both consistently on lists of popular baby names.
Names: Annie, Ben
Although the main character goes by Annie, her full name is Anabelle, a timeless Southern name that we think needs a comeback. Ben (or Benjamin) will always be a boy-name favorite.
The Christmas Card
Whether for spiritual reasons or love for a certain country superstar, we’re partial to the name Faith.
Chance At Romance
Name: Samantha, “Sam”
Gender-neutral baby names have grown in popularity over the years, and Sam is one of our favorites.
My Christmas Love
Liam has remained near the top of the list of most popular baby boy names in recent years.
Violet is a supremely Southern name, and of course, one of our favorite blooms.
Unleashing Mr. Darcy
Elizabeth is a beautiful name that Southerners will never stop using.
A Very Merry Mix-Up
Names: Alice, Matt
Alice is always on baby name lists in the South, and Matt (or Matthew) is a boy-name favorite from the Bible.
Names: Chloe, David
Chloe and David are both names from the Bible that are on recent most-popular name lists.
One Christmas Eve
Nell is a Southern name we just adore.
Christmas With Holly
We love to deck the halls with festive holly during the holidays, but it’s a precious name, too.
Sleigh Bells Ring
Alex is a gender-neutral baby name that has remained popular through the years.
A Heavenly Christmas
Names: Eve, Pearl
Although Eve, a biblical name, isn’t as common anymore, Evelyn has risen on the list of popular baby names. Pearl is a Southern name we rarely hear anymore.
Valentine Ever After
The name Julia will always have a place in Southern hearts.
Even though we think Prince George is adorable, we loved the classic name long before it was his.
Journey Back To Christmas
Names: Hanna, Jake
Both names from the Bible, Hannah and Jacob remain popular baby names year after year.